Pet Treats with Benefits

How do you show your precious pooch “who’s a good dog?” With a tasty treat, of course! But what if those treats could do more than show your pup that you love them? Take a quick trip down the aisles of Alsip Home & Nursery and it’s easy to find treats that offer more than a yummy taste.

Fresh is Best

Do you have young pup that you want to give the best start in life? Look for treats made with whole fruits and vegetables. Popular produce add-ins include pumpkins, sweet potatoes, bananas, apples, berries, and more. The high fiber content is great for digestion, helping to calm a nervous stomach and keeping backyard clean-ups as easy as possible. The variety of fruits and vegetables provide a plethora of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals…which are all just as good for our pups as they are for us!

Pros to Probiotic Pet Treats

Another tasty treat add-in that can help regulate the digestive system is probiotics. Including probiotics in the daily diet of dogs of all ages can help protect the digestive tract from harmful bacteria found in all the “extra treats” your dog might try to pick up from the yard or garbage. Probiotics will help regulate the digestive system, improve stool quality, and boost immune health. While it is best to use probiotics daily as a proactive measure, they can also be added in when your pooch has an upset stomach or loose stools. Just remember, always stock up before you need them so you won’t be tempted to share your probiotic “treat” with your belly-aching pup. Dog specific probiotics are formulated with your dog’s digestive tract in mind, utilizing strains that will provide the maximum benefit for your dog.

Benefits Fish Oil

Maybe your dog seems to have a stomach of steel, so you are looking for another treat with other benefits. Look no further than treats formulated with fish oil. A high quality fish oil is good for dogs across the entire lifespan and benefit nearly every system in the body. For the very young puppies that are growing at astonishing speeds, the DHA (one of the fatty acids found in fish oil) is essential for brain and eye development. EPA (another fatty acid in fish oil) is highly anti-inflammatory and provides benefits for all ages. While it can reduce inflammation throughout the body, the effects are especially profound for the heart, kidneys, skin and joints. Speaking of skin, eating these delicious fishy treats can result in a shinier, healthier coat with less shedding. The anti-inflammatory properties of fish oil can even help reduce the redness and itching associated with allergies and decrease hot spots. When looking at the benefits, fish oil treats are a must have. Boosting brain development, reducing inflammation, improving organ and joint health, AND decreasing shedding… everyone wins with these treats!

Healthy Treats for Aging Dogs

Let’s not forget about our aging best friends. Watching them grow older and slower can be one of the hardest things to do as a pet owner. Treats made with ingredients that target joint health can make all the difference in the world. Treats made with glucosamine and chondroitin are designed to promote the generation of cartilage and collagen, two crucial components of healthy joints. Healthier joints will provide your pooch with greater flexibility and mobility. And because glucosamine and chondroitin can also help reduce inflammation, all that extra mobility will be pain free!